“At a bare minimum, let’s hold those who commit wicked deeds in our names and with our tax dollars accountable in the 2020 election”   Stunning. During the Senate Judiciary Hearings, Amy Coney Barrett refused to denounce Trump’s family separation policy that has ripped more than 5,500 children away from their families, some never to… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Our nation will not heal from the moral depravity of Trumpism unless and until we face up to what we as a nation have done.”   A horrifying New York Times report on draft findings from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice reveals that DOJ leaders were “a driving force” in… Continue »

Mary Trump: “…the separating of children from their parents; the torture, the kidnapping, and the incarceration of them in cages, was unthinkable, unbearable”   One of the most morally abhorrent chapters in American history is the Trump administration’s policy to rip kids from their parents in hopes that the cruelty would deter future arrivals.  In… Continue »

This week will bring more attention to two of the cruelest and most unpopular elements of the Trump administration’s relentless anti-immigrant agenda: family separation and their effort to end DACA and target Dreamers. Both of these topics are coming to a head due to legal rulings – reminding observers of both the cruelty of this… Continue »

“Trump is simply inflicting cruelty on children because he wants to and because nobody is stopping him.”   It now seems almost inevitable that the Trump administration will restart family separations by the end of this week. The administration is gearing up to force parents stuck in family detention facilities to make an impossible choice:… Continue »

It’s becoming clear that the Trump administration is gearing up to re-start family separations – a morally depraved policy choice that doubles as a toxic political choice for Republicans up and down the ballot. As a Washington Post editorial, “Undeterred by the last uproar, Trump is again considering family separation” explains: “Apparently undeterred by the… Continue »

Their deafening silence “turns them into the handmaidens of white supremacy.” By all accounts, the Trump administration is gearing up to officially rescind DACA for Dreamers and to officially restart family separations, again. These are morally depraved policy choices that double as toxic political choices – both for candidate Trump and for in-cycle Republicans who… Continue »

As Big Decisions Loom, Polls Show Strong Support for Dreamers and Strong Opposition to Family Separation Following recent bombshell court decisions, the Trump administration faces two major decisions on what next for DACA and family separations. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of DACA, will the administration reopen the popular program or try to… Continue »

Will Trump and Miller Restart Cruel Family Separation Policy?   On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Trump administration must release 124 children who have been held for more than 20 days in family detention facilities. Judge Gee’s ruling cited the threat of COVID-19 and insufficient protections in the crowded facilities,… Continue »

As we’ve been highlighting, the Trump administration has been using the cover of the pandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to enact. This includes cruel and exploitative policies towards children, such as rushing the deportation of migrant children back to danger without due process,… Continue »